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Countermeasures that Provide for a Safe Recovery

Roadway departures account for over half of all fatal crashes. Once vehicles have left the travel lane, providing an opportunity to reenter the travel way safely is a priority.

Providing shoulders, safe pavement edges, and clear zones are effective means in which agencies can provide the opportunity for drivers to recover safely.

 
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